Editorial Board

Editorial Board Members work closely with our in-house editors to ensure that all manuscripts are subject to the same editorial standards and journal policies. Our Editorial Board Members are active researchers recognized as experts in their field. They handle manuscripts within their broad areas of expertise, and oversee all aspects of the peer review process from submission to acceptance.

Editorial Board Members


Dr. Nida Ali, PhD, Msc, BSc

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Research areas: Psychoneuroendocrinology, Stress and health, Resilience, Emotion regulation

Dr. Nida Ali is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her primary research objective is to understand the pathway that connects stress to disease (and resilience). She investigates the interactions and crosstalk among the biological (neuroendocrine, autonomic, and immune systems) and psychological (cognitive, emotional) processes that are involved during stress, and their link to health and disease. She uses a multimodal approach, including pharmacological administrations, physiological measurements, behavioral assessments, and self-reports to investigate the effects of stress, in acute, and longitudinal studies. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Personal webpage.

Dr. John Jamir Benzon Aruta, PhD, MA, BSc

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Research areas: Environmental Psychology; Climate change and mental health nexus; Counseling Psychology

Dr. John Jamir Benzon R. Aruta is an Associate Professor of Psychology at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. His research involves the following areas of research: 1) the application of psychology principles in promoting environmental sustainability, 2) the interface between climate change and mental health in the Global South context, and 3) the mental health of neglected and marginalized populations. Dr. Aruta received awards for his scientific contributions including the Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2023 given by the National Academy of Science and Technology in the Philippines.
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Dr. Inti A. Brazil, PhD

Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation Psychology, Radboud University, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Research areas: experimental forensic psychology, psychopathy, antisocial personality, reinforcement-based learning, decision-making

My main interest is studying (mal)adaptive behavior and decision-making in relation to psychopathic/antisocial tendencies observed in community and offender samples. To achieve this, I examine and integrate multiple levels of description by combining behavioral methods, electrophysiology, neuroimaging, and various data modeling techniques. I am also interested in the development of biopsychology-informed frameworks for capturing individual differences.
Personal webpage.

Dr. Hu Chuan-Peng, PhD

Professor, School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China

Research areas: self-cognition, drift-diffusion models, meta-science

Chuan-Peng is a Professor at the School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University. His research interest includes meta-science, Bayesian hierarchical modeling, and its applications in self- cognition and mental health. He values equality, diversity, and inclusivity and actively promotes open scholarship both in the Chinese-speaking community and the international community.
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Dr. Neil Garrett, PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer, School of Psychology,University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Research areas: Reinforcement Learning; Optimism; Motivation; Computational Psychiatry

I am an Assistant Professor based in the Psychology Department at the University of East Anglia. I am interested in understanding how beliefs about the world and our motivation to explore it, emerge from the ways in which we learn.

Using a mixture of interactive online games, computational modelling, neuroimaging, behavioural experiments, field studies, survey data and economic theory, I try to understand the decisions we make and the underlying neurobiology that gives rise to them.
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Dr. Hannah Hao, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

Research areas: affective neuroscience, depression, emotion regulation, stress, SES, environmental psychology, human factors

Hannah HaoDr. Yu (Hannah) Hao is a postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the United States. Her research is focused on delving into the neural underpinings of dynamic social interactions within a spectrum of diverse groups, which includes socioeconomic status, neurodiversity, and gender diversity. Her primary objective is to reveal the intricate connections between these interactions and mental health outcomes. Employing a range of methodologies, including fMRI, self-reported assessments, physiological measurements, and machine learning, Dr. Hao is dedicated to unraveling the complex interplay between social functioning, emotions, and diverse groups. In addition, she is passionate about exploring the role of emotion regulation, psychological and physiological stress processes, and the broader field of environmental psychology, which delves into the relationship between the environment and human well-being. She obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University, Ithaca, US.
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Prof. Xiaoqing Hu, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR, China

Research areas: sleep, memory, voluntary forgetting, social cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience.

Dr. Xiaoqing HU is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a Principal Investigator in the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on sleep, memory dynamics and social learning. In particular, he examines how to modify unwanted memories during sleep, and the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying voluntary forgetting. He hopes this research can inform the development of novel memory- and sleep-based interventions to safeguard mental wellbeing and to promote resilience when facing life adversity. He obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Evanston, US.
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Prof. Saloni Krishnan, PhD, MSc, BASLP

Professor, Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, UK

Research areas: developmental cognitive neuroscience, neurodevelopmental conditions, language

I investigate how language is organised in the developing brain, using behavioural, computational, and MRI techniques. My work has established brain differences in several developmental communication disorders, such as developmental language disorder and stuttering. I was named an APS Rising Star in 2022 and received the BPS Neil O’Connor award in 2021. My work is currently funded by an Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award and an MRC New Investigator Research Grant.
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Prof. Mael Lebreton, PhD, MSc, BSc

Professor, Economics of Human Behavior, Paris School of Economics, Paris, France

Research areas: decision-making, preferences, beliefs, reinforcement-learning, metacognition, strategic interactions, computational modelling, functional neuroimaging, neuroeconomics.

I am currently an Associated Researcher at the Paris School of Economics. I obtained a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Sorbonne Université, Paris, and completed two postdoctoral experiences, at the University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Economics) and at the University of Geneva (Swiss Center for Affective Sciences). My team mixes methods and theories from cognitive (neuro)sciences and behavioral economics to investigates the computational and biological basis of economic behavior (choices, preferences, beliefs). Research projects in my lab usually build on behavioral experiments, computational models and functional neuroimaging.
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Prof. Jixing Li, PhD

Assistant Professor, Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Research areas: computational neurolinguistics, speech, semantic processing, syntactic processing, reference processing

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Translation and the Department of Behavior and Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong. My research applies computational models to understand how the human brain represents and computes semantic and syntactic information during language comprehension.
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Prof. Patricia Lockwood, PhD, BSc

Associate Professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Research areas: Social cognition, social neuroscience, decision-making, learning, ageing, lifespan, prosocial behaviour, cognitive neuroscience

Dr. Patricia Lockwood is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her lab investigates social learning and decision-making across the lifespan and in neurological and psychiatric disorders using a mixture of computational modelling, behavioural measures, self report, patient studies and neuroimaging. You can read more about the work in the lab here: www.sdn-lab.org.
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Dr. Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, PhD, MAppSc, BA

Lecturer, Justice and Society, University of South Australia Online, Adelaide, Australia

Research areas: applied statistics/research methods, embodied cognition, human-AI interactions (including artificial cognition).

Dr Marmolejo-Ramos is a research fellow at the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at the University of South Australia and a lecturer at the University of South Australia Online. Fernando has a Master of Applied Science (MAppSc, by research) in cognitive psychology from the University of Ballarat (2005-2007) and a Ph.D. (by research) in experimental psychology from the University of Adelaide (2007-2011). From November 2014 to December 2016, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University. His research interests include embodied cognition (e.g. embodiment of language and emotions) and applied statistics/methodology (mainly in topics related to robust statistics and Generalised Additive Models for Location, Scale, and Shape). Fernando’s research interests also include topics in the interaction between human cognition and artificial intelligence.
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Prof. Hannah Nam, PhD, BA

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Brooklyn College (City University of New York) and The Graduate Center (City University of New York), New York, United States

Research areas: inequality; intergroup processes; prejudice and discrimination; ideology; political psychology; political neuroscience; social cognition.
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Brooklyn College. I am interested in the psychology of political complacency and political action in contexts of systemic and cultural inequality, particularly in the domains of racial and economic disparities. I use survey, experimental, and neuroscientific methods to understand social and political behavior across multiple levels of analysis.
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Dr. Eva R. Pool, PhD, MSc, BSc

Senior Research, Faculty of Psychology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Research areas: Reward Seeking Behaviors; Conditioning and Associative Learning; Taste and Olfaction; Neuroimaging; Affective science

Dr Eva R Pool is a senior researcher at the University of Geneva. Her research mainly focuses on the development of a deeper understanding of the affective mechanisms underlying reward-seeking behavior, learning and decision-making. To address these questions, she uses large variety of experimental procedures involving psychophysiological and fMRI techniques as well as meta-analyses and systematic literature reviews..
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Dr. Yafeng Pan, PhD, BSc

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Research areas: educational neuroscience, social learning, social interaction, interpersonal synchrony, fNIRS

Dr. Yafeng Pan is a Hundred-Talent Program Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Zhejiang University. His research interests are in the areas of human teaching, social learning and interactions. More specifically, his lab focuses on how correlated brain activity across individuals tracks (and underlies) teaching, interpersonal learning, cooperation, decision-making, and other high-level social processes. He uses behavioral, psychophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuro-modulation methods, to investigate the cognitive and neural mechanisms that mediate human social behaviors. His research also holds relevance for clinical and pedagogical practices.
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Dr. Daniel Quintana, PhD, B Psych (Hons)

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Research areas: Psychoneuroendocrinology, psychophysiology, meta-science, research methods

Dr. Quintana is a Senior Researcher at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Norway. He obtained his PhD in psychology from the University of Sydney. His main research interest is the investigation of biological systems that link psychosocial factors to health, with a focus on neuroendocrine systems and the autonomic nervous system. His research group uses various research approaches, including intervention trials, large-scale genetics studies, neuroimaging, and the collection of autonomic nervous system data. His other research interest is meta-science, which is the evaluation and improvement of research methods. Dr. Quintana has received numerous honours for his research, including the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology Dirk Hellhammer Award, the University of Oslo Prize for Young Researchers, and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters Award for Young Researchers.
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Dr. Jesse Rissman, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

Research areas: episodic memory, working memory, attentional control, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, aging, individual differences

Jesse Rissman is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. He obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Research in his laboratory explores the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human memory, with an emphasis understanding the influence of contextual information and attentional goal states. He uses fMRI and transcranial stimulation to characterize the relevant brain circuity, and his experiments often strive to create naturalistic learning experiences using methods such as virtual reality and wearable life-logging cameras.
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Prof. Anna-Lena Schubert, Dr. phil., MSc, BSc

Professor, Department of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Research areas: individual differences; cognitive abilities; processing speed; working memory capacity; attentional control; psychometrics; statistical modeling; mathematical modeling; EEG

Anna-Lena Schubert is Professor for Analysis and Modeling of Complex Data in the Department of Psychology at the University of Mainz. She obtained her PhD in psychology from Heidelberg University in 2016, focusing on the relationship between mental speed and mental abilities. In her lab, she studies why some people are smarter than others, aiming to understand the elementary neurocognitive processes contributing to individual differences in higher-order cognitive abilities such as intelligence and reasoning. She has been working on the psychometrics of EEG data and mathematical models of cognition to overcome measurement problems, aiming to link theoretically guided measures of cognitive processes with individual differences in cognitive abilities. Her work integrates psychometric approaches with cognitive psychology, electrophysiology, and individual differences research. She is a fellow of the Psychonomic Society and received the Richard J. Haier Prize for Neuroscience Studies of Intelligence for her work on the neurocognitive mechanisms contributing to cognitive abilities. She also has an avid interest in open science and is a member of the Open Science Commission of the German Psychological Society (DGPs).
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Dr. Katherine Storrs, PhD, BPsychSci, BA

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Research areas: visual perception, computer vision, machine learning, object recognition, visual neuroscience, psychophysics

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, studying human visual perception. After completing my PhD in a psychophysics lab in Brisbane, Australia, I did a postdoc applying fMRI and supervised deep learning to study human object recognition in Cambridge, UK. I then won an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to work on computational models of mid-level vision in Giessen, Germany. I'm interested in how the brain learns to use vision and other sensory streams to understand and interact with the world, and how artificial intelligence systems might give us new insights into this process. My lab is currently exploring these questions with thanks to a Marsden Fast Start grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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Dr. Claudia von Bastian, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Research areas: working memory; executive functions; cognitive training; experience-induced and age-related cognitive change

Dr Claudia von Bastian is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield who is interested in how and why people differ in their cognitive abilities, and whether and how these cognitive abilities can change through experience. With her team, she therefore investigates cognitive individual differences, especially in working memory, executive functions, and reasoning, and experience-based plasticity across the adult lifespan in the short-term through cognitive training, as well as through life-long experiences, such as being bilingual, playing videogames, or making music. Dr von Bastian investigates these topics by combining methods from experimental and differential research traditions and using approaches from behavioural, computational, and cognitive neuroscience. Dr von Bastian promotes Open Science practices and develops Tatool Web, an open-source and freely available software for creating and running experiments. Dr von Bastian obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
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Prof. Jonna K. Vuoskoski, PhD, MA, BA

Professor, Department of Psychology & Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Research areas: Music cognition, music and emotion, empathy, social bonding, crossmodal perception

Jonna Vuoskoski is Associate Professor of Music Cognition at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her position is shared between the Departments of Psychology and Musicology, and she is also part of the leader group at the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time, and Motion, where she leads the Interaction & Pleasure research cluster. After completing her PhD at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research (University of Jyväskylä) in 2012, Vuoskoski has held postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Oxford (UK) and Jyväskylä (Finland). Her main areas of interest are music-induced emotion, empathy, and the social and embodied cognition of music.
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Interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member?

We will be expanding or Editorial Board as the journal grows and welcome applications for Editorial Board members across all areas of psychological research. In an effort to be more inclusive of the research community as a whole, we are particularly interested in recruiting Early Career Researchers (individuals who completed their PhD or medical degree less than 10 years ago and hold a non-tenured position). We are also aiming for an equitable demographic representation within our Editorial Board, for example, with respect to gender, ethnicity and geography, and would encourage applications from a diverse pool of interested researchers.

As an Editorial Board Member for Communications Psychology you would be expected to share the same passion as the in-house editors to serve our communities by assessing, selecting and helping to improve the papers that the journal publishes. You should be willing to handle at least 3 manuscripts per month. We hope that this role would provide you with insight into the editorial process and foster a rich collaboration with our in-house team of professional editors.

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